One would assume that Amir Johnson would have been frustrated with not playing in Saturday night’s 135-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles native had several family members in attendance for that particular game in Oakland. Plus, Johnson signed a one-year, $11 million deal with the Sixers in July with the intent to play. But he said not getting on the floor “wasn’t a thing” for him. The 13-year veteran actually appreciated that Brett Brown informed him before the game that he wouldn’t play. “He said it was a flip-flop thing back and forth with me and Richaun [Holmes],” Johnson said Brown told him about being Joel Embiid’s backup. “I can’t do anything but respect having a coach come up to you and letting you know when you are going to get ready. With me being a vet, I always stay ready.” That’s why he worked out Sunday on the team’s off day.
Sixers' Amir Johnson takes not playing in stride
Philly.com | Nov 14